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Submited on: 2014/06/26

I am Kiran Shrestha, 17,  from Dhading district. I had six members in my family including father, mother, two elder brothers and step mother. When I was 5, my mother died due to blood cancer. Then after, I couldn't get appropriate care & good behavior from step mother. My brothers went to Saudi Arabia and Kathmandu for employment. I also brought to Kathmandu and lived in school's hostel to study in class two. But a year later, backed home and admitted in local school.


Since there was no good family environment, I returned to Kathmandu leaving home in 2011 with my friends and adopted street life. My brother attempted to rescue me and enrolled in school but I ignored. I was happy living in the street where I could smoke, sniff glue, and earn money by begging & garbage collection.


While spending two years in the street, I got to know about VOC's Bisaune (Welcome Center) and visited the center. I got motivation to live in the center, so I left street life. While living there, father took me home. But I couldn't adjust there and backed to the center again. The center referred me to Preparation Center where I got psychosocial counseling, life skill trainings & awareness classes which helped me to understand about the importance of family, education and good behaviors.


After four months VOC reintegrated me in family with my interest. Now I am happy to support in father work as he drives his own mini truck. I also learned to drive and planning to apply for driving license soon. Social worker of VOC still visits in my family and discuss about the importance of family, relationship, behavior, future plan etc. which help us to build a strong bond within our family. Now I am happily living with my family since October 2013.  They are loving & caring and more conscious towards my future.